Global Patent Index - EP 1018108 A1

EP 1018108 A1 2000-07-12 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR VERBESSERUNG DER VERSTÄNDLICHKEIT VON SPRACHE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME POUR AMELIORER L'INTELLIGIBILITE DE LA PAROLE

Publication

EP 1018108 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98944106 A

Priority

  • GB 9802890 W
  • GB 9720544 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9917278A1] A method and apparatus for improving the intelligibility of the spoken word in an acoustic space comprise generating an electrical signal indicative of a word or words, inputting the signal to a signal processor including a signal compressor, comparing the amplitude of the input signal with a threshold level and compressing any part of the signal in excess of the threshold, expanding both the compressed and uncompressed signal and outputting the expanded signal as an audible signal.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10L 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10L 21/02 (2013.01); G10L 21/0264 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10L 21/0364 (2013.01); G10L 21/0264 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9917278A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9917278 A1 19990408; AU 9177298 A 19990423; EP 1018108 A1 20000712; GB 9720544 D0 19971126

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011017

2001-05-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010406

2000-07-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000322

2000-07-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE